Cybersecurity Dive June 14, 2024
Emily Olsen

Hackers gained access to the major nonprofit’s systems early last month after a worker accidentally downloaded a malicious file, Ascension said Wednesday.

Dive Brief:

  • Personally identifiable and protected health information may have been exposed during a cyberattack at Ascension last month, the Catholic health system said Wednesday.
  • Hackers were able to take files from seven servers used by Ascension for routine tasks. The provider said it has about 25,000 servers across its network.
  • The attackers gained access to Ascension systems after a worker accidentally downloaded a malicious file, according to the health system.

Dive Insight:

Ascension said it’s still investigating, but has yet to find evidence that data was taken from its electronic health record or other...

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